Funerals and Memorial Services
At some point, every family faces the difficulty of dealing with the death of a loved one. It is usually a sad and anxious time. If you have a loved one who has died, I (Allen) would consider it an awesome honor to coach you in planning the funeral or memorial service for your loved one, or in officiating the service. I have officiated hundreds of such celebrations, and I am told that I come across as having known the deceased for years.
Sadly, funerals or memorial services are often times that any family conflict that has been brewing underneath the surface for a while, comes up and spills over. I have coached many families to find a way to work together in honoring their loved one during this difficult time.
A eulogy at a funeral or memorial service honors the life of the person who has died, and it reflects upon the ways they touched the lives of those around them. A "Living Eulogy" works the same way, except it is delivered while the person is still alive. It is a way to celebrate them and to express how much they have meant to their family and friends, while the person is able to still receive the sentiment.
Releasing the Ashes Ceremonies
If you choose to simply have an internment service at a cemetery or to scatter the ashes of your loved one at a location having great meaning to them and you, I would be honored to assist you in planning and conducting this ceremony.
Many of us have experienced the death of a family member that rips at our hearts and spills out our eyes in tears, that of our beloved pet. I have officiated at pet funerals and would love to assist you in planning and conducting a service that celebrates the life of your pet and his/her impact on you and your family.
I would love to talk with you about any of the above, or any other way that I can assist you during a loss. You can call me (Allen) at 847-707-2879 or email me at [email protected] for more information about ways I might be able to coach you through these difficult times. I take all inquiries as a privilege to serve you.